Friday, January 17, 2014

Project Tutorial: Winter Yarn Wreath {with felt scallops}

Once Christmas passed and I took the Christmasy stuff off my yarn wreath, it hung plain and nakey on the front door for a couple of days while I tried to figure out what to do with it. Of course, I have the Valentine-y stuff from last year but I felt the beginning of January was a tad bit early for that.... 

I had a bag of pom-poms that The Boy made months and months and months ago just sitting there unused and forlorn until I was scrounging around for tidbits to use for decorating for Ms. Books 17th birthday. I strung a pom-pom garland with them for her birthday and then wondered what to do next.
And I looked at my nekked wreath and thought- Why Not?

The colors say Winter to me in a make-me-smile way. Since I'm all about use what you have and don't over think it decorating right now, I used long straight pins to add the pom-poms to the wreath.

I lived with it like that for a few days and decided it needed something more. I'd gone super simple for Christmas and now I wanted a bit more. Besides those pom-poms are huge on the lower left side and needed some evening out.
I went to my Get Crafty: Wreath Pinterest Board for inspiration and hit upon making scallops.
Knowing I couldn't free hand scallops and be happy with it, I used a small drinking glass to draw connecting circles on a piece of paper and then cut it out to resemble a scallop edge.
Voila! Scallop Template!
Next up was digging through my felt stash for the right color combo. This was not hard at all.

After cutting the scallops out, I alternated and layered them until I got the look I was aiming for in my head when I started these shenanigans. 

I secured the scallops one at a time onto the yarn wreath with straight pins. And because I wanted just a wee bit of something more- I added a scrap of lace ribbon to top it all off.

I do like how it turned out.
Very much so.

And I like how it took me all of 20 minutes and zero dollars to throw it together.

Happy Winter All!


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